James Moody

Something Special

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For his debut on Novus, James Moody (switching between tenor, alto and flute) performs four of Tom McIntosh's moody originals, the standard "More Than You Know" and an updated version of "I'm In The Mood For Love." With strong assistance from pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Todd Coolman and drummer Idris Muhammad, Moody takes some chances during this date and stretches himself, showing that he was not content to rely on bebop cliches. All of James Moody's recordings are worthwhile and this one is certainly above-average.

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